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1) A trademark for a LAN protocol.

2) A local area network first described by Metcalfe & Boggs of Xerox PARC in 1976. Specified by DEC, Intel and XEROX (DIX) as IEEE 802.3 and now recognised as the industry standard.

Data is broken into packets and each one is transmitted using the CSMA/CD algorithm until it arrives at the destination without colliding with any other packet. The first contention slot after a transmission is reserved for an acknowledge packet. A node is either transmitting or receiving at any instant. The bandwidth is about 10 Mbit/s. Disk-Ethernet-Disk transfer rate with TCP/IP is typically 30 kilobyte per second.

Version 2 specifies that collision detect of the transceiver must be activated during the inter-packet gap and that when transmission finishes, the differential transmit lines are driven to 0V (half step). It also specifies some network management functions such as reporting collisions, retries and deferrals.

Ethernet cables are classified as "XbaseY", e.g. 10base5, where X is the data rate in Mbps, "base" means "baseband" (as opposed to radio frequency) and Y is the category of cabling. The original cable was 10base5 ("full spec"), others are 10base2 ("thinnet") and 10baseT ("twisted pair") which is now (1998) very common. 100baseT ("Fast Ethernet") is also increasingly common.
Person 1: "What the heck, my Internet won't work!"
Person 2: "Dude, that's because your ethernet cable is unplugged!"
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First digit on the foot: the big toe on the human foot, or the first digit on the hind foot of some mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians (technical)
The ballerina had her hallux insured for $10 million!
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glass to be recycled: broken or waste glass returned for recycling
Don't forget to take the cullet out to the curbside, and be sure to put it next to the trash, not in it.
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When a preppy person trys to act like a hardcore person.

See poser.
Person 1: Look at Trevor, he's so prepcore.
Person 2: Huh? Prepcore?
Person 1: Yeah. He's wearing a Polo shirt and Dockers pants, yet he's listening to From Autumn To Ashes because he thinks it makes him hXc. What a poser.
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“I’ll eat your heart out”. Possibly one of the greatest lines of all time. From the song “187” by Senses Fail. In just these five words, you can picture many things, ranging from murder, love, and hate. To sum it up in one word: beautiful.
You ripped my heart out, you tore my eyes out, now you're gonna pay. I'll stab you one time. I'll eat your heart out so you feel my pain.
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A system that links together electronic office equipment, such as computers and word processors, and forms a network within an office or building.
Most colleges are on a LAN.
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